How To Increase Your Strength

Our society desires strength.  We munch energy Bars and slurp Protein Shakes in the hopes of increasing stamina. Men and women both pump iron for hours at the gym to build their muscles. We often think of strength in the terms of inner character as well.  Strong women survive trials and tribulations.  Strong men never giveContinue reading “How To Increase Your Strength”

Singing Melodies in our Hearts

On Father’s Day, I skipped church to go fishing with my husband.  While feeling incredibly guilty about not attending the local worship service, the musical chirps of the birds reminded me of a much larger worship service. That all of creation worships His name. So while I worshiped the Lord quietly in solitude. The lappingContinue reading “Singing Melodies in our Hearts”

What Do My Friends See In The Church?

I am hurriedly walking along a dirt road near the Mount of Olives.  Dust is covering my toes and small pebbles burrow under my heel.  As I stoop to remove the irritation from my sandal, I hear loud voices moving in this direction. Quickly, I move off the road uncertain what this commotion might mean.Continue reading “What Do My Friends See In The Church?”

When Stuck in the Comparison Trap

One God ruling in my thankful heart, I’m praising you for guarding my mind. Be my protector, forever more.   Disperse your Spirit through my ambitions. When I compare myself to others; Direct my eyes to your word, for approval.   I exalt you for strengthening my soul. Fill me Lord, with your spiritual energy.Continue reading “When Stuck in the Comparison Trap”